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Darling Brewery Restaurant

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48 Caledon St, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 21 286 1099
09:00 - 17:00
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Fri 09:00 - 21:00
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This brewery is a bit out of the way, but definitely worth the trip. The tasting is great value and you get to taste a lot of beers they do nowhere else, and all on tap. The food is also really good and great value

Thank Diane D
Philippa W, Owner at Darling Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Diane Thanks so much for joining us and for your great review. We are a bit tucked away in Darling but unfortunately due to production license requirements there are limits to where we could have based ourselves. But worth it once you get to us we feel, and you seem to agree! Regards Philippa More 

Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great fun activity! We sampled some 5 beers as recommended by our waitress - all very good! Great service.

Thank Tracey W
Philippa W, Owner at Darling Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Tracey Thanks so much for visiting us. With the info we received from reviewers such as yourself, over season we have adjusted our tasting experience. Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience, hopefully we are on the right path. Regards Philippa More 

Cape Town
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Take a day trip and stop at Darling Brew for a wonderful feast of beer tasting, friendly staff and delicious food. I had the chicken kebabs which were so tender they literally fell off the stick! Prices are fair and there is an inside area and an outside area including a kiddies play area. You may also do the brewery... More 

Thank Sharon19CapeTown
Philippa W, Owner at Darling Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Sharon Thanks so much for making the trip out to Darling and for letting us know about your experience. Follow us on social media to get the heads up on some of our events at the brewery this year. 2017 promises to be a fun year with DB. Regards Philippa More 

Springbok, Northern Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the brewery without making a booking. It was still busy being late December. We did the tasting. The lady who helped us was super friendly and informative. Was fun 👍

Thank Simonet W
Philippa W, Owner at Darling Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Simonet December was such a busy time for us. As a 140 seater restaurant we had up to 800 people a day through our tasteroom. So happy to hear that you had a great Darling Brew Experience. Thanks for taking the time to let us know it. Regards Philippa More 

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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We started our visit with the infamous Darling Brewery Beer Tasting - 13 beers later, and we will do it again! We shared their meat and cheese platters which was just what we needed in between tasting beers. The atmosphere - feeling that you're sitting inside the brewery where all the action happens - just adds to the overall enjoyment.... More 

Thank Suzann P
Management response:

Dear Suzann Your feedback is one we strive for and one that keeps the Darling Brew team motivated. The good news is that we launch a new beer every quarter and we have a wonderful list of events coming up for the year, which you will enjoy. Please head over to our website and subscribe to our newsletter, filled with... More 

Bellville, South Africa
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Really amazing setup - great for sitting indoors or outside. The beer selection is awesome and the food really good quality. Go hungry, and thirsty!

Thank YvetteGoussard
Management response:

Dear Yvette Thank you for visiting us and your positive feedback. Check in regularly into our facebook page for upcoming events to attend at the Tasteroom & Brewery. We launch a new beer every quarter, which gives you more than enough reason to return (hungry & thirsty) again. Team Darling Brew More 

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164 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were a bit disappointed with how long it took for food and drink. Very loud at times, they may think that noises from the brewery add to the appeal, but it does not.

Thank wbr4368
Management response:

Thank you for your honest feedback. We offer an authentic experience where our Tasteroom is located inside - on the side - of the working Brewery. This is a unique 'open-plan' experience that most of our patrons value and enjoy. We are sorry to hear that you had to wait a while for your food. With high season on us,... More 

Cape Town
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A very big interesting selection of beers. Our waiter was well informed regarding all the different beers for sale. The cheese platter was really good, and the fresh apple juice so divine.

Thank DePalmRestaurant
Management response:

Thank you for the positive review. We appreciate it and will make sure our waitron team receive your positive feedback. We launch a new beer every quarter and update our menu with fresh seasonal ingredients - more than enough reason to come and visit us again. Team Darling Brew More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A really great place to visit. The new premises is great child friendly and the atmosfere rocks. Food is great and I will go as dar to say they have the best beer by far.

Thank Jdewitt7108
Management response:

Thank you for the visit and positive feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us this great review. Team Darling Brew More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you are coming anywhere near Darling then this is a must. Clearly good for beer but great little menu of platters, burgers and others. Also has a kids playground; the only in Darling. Sadly uBer doesn't operate in Darling 😉

Thank Francois R
Management response:

Dear Francois Thank you for the positive response. We will market this year the local Darling taxi service that can take people from Cape Town to Darling and back, as clearly there is a need for safe driving. We launch a new beer every quarter and we encourage you to come and explore the beer and the seasonal menu on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Caledon St, Darling 7345, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Darling
  • Phone Number: +27 21 286 1099
This must-visit new Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery offers a fantastic day out and was developed to allow an all in one Darling Brew experience. In addition to a new state of the art brewery with increased capacity, the new premises offers an interactive and fascinating beer tasting experience in the tasting room and bar which overlooks the working microbrewery, a restaurant that serves delicious beer paired meals made from fresh, organic, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, and beautiful gardens. There is also plenty of parking available.

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